In January, when heavily armed FBI agents swarmed my south Florida home in the predawn hours to arrest me for a series of process crimes, it changed my life far more than I ever imagined. The judge in my case has issued a gag order so I am not permitted to discuss the case, the prosecution, the court or the specific charges against me and will not do so here. As the judge said, the place for talking is in court — and that time will come.
A vast American television audience was allowed to view the spectacle? of my arrest, because CNN arrived? 15 minutes before the FBI swat team. CNN denies it was tipped off, instead chalking its good fortune up to a 'hunch'. President Trump asked in a tweet ?'Who alerted CNN?' Who indeed?
This week, it was widely reported that the FBI is refusing to turn over emails between the agency and CNN in the days before the raid on my home. Now the US Department of Justice is being sued ?for these documents and perhaps we ?will learn the truth about how and why CNN was present and why it was allowed to stay when the street was sealed off? to all others.